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The main goals of the populist party were to represent the common folk against the large corporate personalities, such as railroads, politicians and bankers including corporations themselves.


The Rise and Fall of the Populist Party. In 1892, the Populists participated in the presidential and congressional elections. Their political platform, called the 'Omaha Platform,' named for the ...


Populist party: Goals. The party adopted a platform calling for free coinage of silver, abolition of national banks, a subtreasury scheme or some similar system, a graduated income tax, plenty of paper money, government ownership of all forms of transportation and communication, election of Senators by direct vote of the people, nonownership of ...


Populist Party Platform (1892) The People's party, more commonly known as the Populist party, was organized in St. Louis in 1892 to represent the common folk—especially farmers—against the entrenched interests of railroads, bankers, processers, corporations, and the politicians in league with such interests.


The Omaha Platform: Launching the Populist Party. Although historians often speak of a “Populist movement” in the 1880s, it wasn’t until 1892 that the People’s or Populist Party was formally organized. The Omaha Platform, adopted by the founding convention of the party on July 4, 1892, set out the basic tenets of the Populist movement.


The Populist Party platform, officially known as the People's Party, held its convention in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1892. The Populist Party platform incorporated a host of popular reform ideas, including the following: Australian (or Secret) Ballot.


•Ran for the presidency in 1896 •Advocated for the goal of the populist party •Gave his famous "Cross of Gold" speech arguing for the coinage of free silver


Most Populists had defected from the Democrat Party. In response, the Democratic candidate for the 1896 election, William Jennings Bryan, adopted some of the Populist Party's goals to win them ...


In 1896, the Populists abandoned the Omaha Platform and endorsed Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan on the basis of a single-plank free silver platform. Goals. The first goal of the Omaha Platform was to increase the coinage of silver to gold at a 16:1 ratio.


Populist party, in U.S. history, political party formed primarily to express the agrarian protest of the late 19th cent. In some states the party was known as the People's party. Formation of the Party During the Panic of 1873 agricultural prices in the United States began to decline. The economic welfare of farmers suffered badly; many believed that the management of currency was at fault and...